The Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grants help communities preserve their cultural heritage through the learning and passing on of traditional arts and folklife – including crafts, music, dance, and foodways - so that future generations can continue to benefit from them. Apprenticeship grants fund a master traditional artist to teach a qualified apprentice in one-to-one sessions over a period of six to ten months. Traditional arts and folklife are passed down from one generation to the next within communities through observation, conversation, imitation and practice. They represent a sense of beauty, skills, knowledge and community values refined over generations and are an important part of our living cultural heritage.
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Click here to download the meeting schedule/budget form in PDF format.